02 . 11 . 2012

Bonfire Night

A Penny for the ‘guy “Remember, Remember, the 5th of November” so the saying goes, but as we are fast approaching another fiery celebration of Guy Fawkes, we got to thinking here at the Oakeley Arms about where it all began….. Of course, you know it all began when Mr Fawkes tried (and failed miserably)…

29 . 10 . 2012

Snowdonia Marathon

Run, Run, Run! Last weekend was a pretty tiring one for us here at the Oakeley Arms. It was the 30th Snowdonia Marathon on Saturday (27th October), and just watching those runners run by was enough to make us gasp for breath and reach for the bar. 2012 was a record year for the event, which was…

25 . 10 . 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble…… It’s that time of year again. Time to dig out the scary mask from the box in the attic (it’s a shame trick-or-treaters don’t call first thing in the morning, there may be less call for a goulish mask then….), don a spooky cape and terrify the neighbourhood; well, at least make them…

22 . 10 . 2012

See Ya Ceefax

Celebrate Ceefax Who among the regular Oakeley Arms blog readers is old enough to remember when British television was ruled by a squeaky gofer in a broom cupboard, Les Dawson chortling through the blanks and Frank Spencer screeching about “Betteeeyyyyy” every thirty eight seconds? If you can remember all that, then chances are you’ll remember the time when a good…

19 . 10 . 2012

Happy Birthday Jimmy!

Dr No You don’t look a day over, well 50…… is that really what we’d say if we happened to bump into Bond, James Bond, over the weekend? Ummmm no, probably not! Although the chances of him wandering into the Oakeley Arms on Saturday night are pretty slim. Not impossible tho; you never know! October 2012…

17 . 10 . 2012

Black Rock Beach

Totally Beachy Here at the Oakeley Arms, we think we’re pretty privileged to live in the stunning Snowdonia National Park. And while the rugged mountain ranges of the park are very famous, these jagged peaks sweep down to meet miles and miles of unspoilt and beautiful coastline. The Oakeley Arms is just a stone’s throw from several…

16 . 10 . 2012

Tarzan-Tastic!

King of the Jungle…. Did you know, that this month is the 100th anniversary of the first publication of the iconic story Tarzan of the Apes? This all-time favourite character was first created by American author Edgar Rice Burrows, and Tarzan’s capers were first serialised in a magazine in October 2012. The series proved so popular…

08 . 10 . 2012

Apple Crazy

Bramley Apple Pie Week 2012 You all know that here at the Oakeley Arms, we LOVE a good pudding. But, what’s our favourite???? Hmmmm, that’s a tough one to answer, but we are fans of a delicious homemade apple pie….. Warm and sweet, straight from the oven; golden brown with dribbles of crunchy sugar, topped…

04 . 10 . 2012

Get Cracking!

British Egg Week 2012 Are you ready for a blog post filled with egg-uendos and egg-straordinarily (sorry) bad egg puns? We hope so, because this one’s all about the fabulous egg. This week is British Egg Week (1st – 7th October) so what better time to celebrate the humble egg? Here at the Oakeley Arms, we LOVE eggs!…

01 . 10 . 2012

Pinch, Punch, First of the Month….

October 1st! Gosh, 2012 is flying by isn’t it? October already, we hear you cry! There’s only 85 days left ’till Christmas, and 92 until the beginning of 2013… scary stuff! But, that’s enough about Christmas! As today is the 1st of October, we thought we’d celebrate all things October-ey. From the weird to the…

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